March 30, 2003

The Old Stone House is open for tours. Details are listed in this book...
   Washington, DC Off the Beaten Path
A Guide to Unique Places by William B. Whitman

Sure, our nation's capital has so many well-known places to visit, but there's so much more. Devoted to travelers with a taste for the unique, this easy-to-use gudew will help you discover the hidden places of Washington that most visitors miss such as: the oldest known Otis elevator in the US still in use, the "Social Safeway" where the elete get their meat & potatoes, the national museum of health and medicine, & more.
5½" x 8½" 193 pages, maps, drawings, paperbound
#424 Washington Beaten Path $12.95
   Insiders' Guide to Washington, DC
Whether you're visiting the Nation's Capital for a business trip or family vacation, relocating to th e Wshington Metro area, or just looking for new ways to spend you rleisure time, you'll find something of interst in this book. Just the information on the Metro made this book worth while. Most chapters tell what's happening in DC and the surrounding Vifginia and Maryland suburbs. Every listing including attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, festivals, ets, has a complete description along with address, phone number, e-mail address.
6" x 9" 514 pages, index, photos, paperbound
#425 Insiders' Guide To Washington $16.95

Here are two volumes containing reproductions of Flashbacks cartoons:

 A Cartoon of the District of Columbia Flashbacks Volume One Patrick M. Reynolds brings history to life with a sense of humor. His exciting drawings put you on the scene with the conflicts, madness, plus the wheeling and dealing that resulted in the location and construction of the U.S. capital city. This book covers the early history of DC from 1776 to 1863. You'll be surprised at how many cities served as the U.S. capital; you'll be amazed that the city was built--despite all the bickering, petty jealousies, and down-right stupidity.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index,
paperbound ISBN 0-932514-31-6
#F1 Cartoon History of DC $25.00
  DC Neighborhoods Flashbacks Vol. Two Artist-writer Patrick M. Reynolds takes you to the Washington that tourists seldom see The U.S. capital expanded with the growth of public transportation into such areas as Shepard Park, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, Kalorama, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Capital Hill, LDroit Park, Tenleytown, Brookland, and others. Stories in this book go back to the explorations of Capt. John Smith in the 1600s and the Indian Wars of early Virginia, continuing into the 20th century with the introduction of the cherry trees to Washington and the end of segregation in public schools.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index, paperbound ISBN 0-932514-31-6
#F2 Cartoon History of DC $14.95

Previous weeks' stories and references: Combat Artists...The Ghost Army of WWII... Artists in War The Limb Maker...Duke Ellington...Ferries Across the Chessie .. Ninian Beall Sequence.....UFOs Over Washington Culpeper of Virginia...The Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918...Indians of the Eastern Shore of MD & VA...Black Confederates... Pirates on the Chesapeake...Ghost stories...Silver Spring MD...Clovers...Hoover Airport...Slavery...President Garfield

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